I planned on working from The Story of the Orchestra today with composer Mahler. First I couldn't find any good youtube clips. Then, Andrew picked up Zin Zin the Violin from the shelf so we went with that. It is a very cute book and a Reading Rainbow pick as well. We have watched that episode in the past. The book introduces a child to various instruments in the orchestra and also words such as solo, duet, trio...
I found a wonderful website from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The Instruments page lists all the instruments in the orchestra. It then plays the instrument by itself, to the tune of 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' and then in a selected piece of music that highlights that instrument. Here is a question for all you who have kiddos with implants. I asked Andrew what he thought of the music and he said, "it sounds off key. It sounds bad." He LOVES to listen to music of all kinds. So I wondered what you all thought about the music on this page. Sometimes, with some classical music, he will say, "I don't like it. It's beautiful music." I'm going to fish around on the internet for some different websites like this one. I want to see if it is the website specifically, classical music or what... Andrew would listen today if I turned on 'real player' where there are crazy designs that flit around on the screen while you listen to the music. It was a bit like watching Fantasia. (Do ya think he's a visual learner???)
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